Bengals sign free-agent cornerback

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02: Bene’ Benwikere #25 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02: Bene’ Benwikere #25 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed free agent cornerback Bené Benwikere, accoring to a report from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.

Benwikere’s agent, Bardia Ghahremani also Tweeted the news, although the Bengals have yet to officially announce the signing.

A fifth-round pick by Carolina in 2014, Benwikere appeared in 27 games with 14 starts. He began the 2016 season as a starter for the Panthers but was waived after Week 4 when Julio Jones had 12 catches for 300 yards.

He signed with the Dolphins but was inactive for four weeks before being released Nov. 8. He most recently was with Green Bay as a member of the practice squad.

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